Rosella Hibiscus sabdariffa. Food: the fleshy calyx is used in salads, jellies, cranberry-like sauces, jam and cordial, syrups and wine. Dried the red calyx is used for tea. The tea is very similar in flavour to rose-hips and high in vitamin C. Seeds are roasted and ground into flour. Young leaves can be steamed or stir-fried and are known as Red Sorrel in the Pacific.. Suitable sub tropical & tropical climates
Abutilon is an exotic hibiscus like plant, known as a flowering maple. It is not related to the maple tree but is sometimes referred to as a parlor maple.
Tea Camellia - Camellia sinensis The profuse flowering, dense, round evergreen Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are used for green and black and white tea is an excellent ornamental.Leaves are glossy dark green and fall flowers are white with yellow centers. The bush is compact and round @ 6'tall and 5' wide. Tea is tender to strong winter winds and can defoliate from being too cold. . Leaves are harvested throughout the growing season, picked when they are small. Zones 6b-8
Garlic Chives Garlic chives are an attractive perennial with edible foliage and edible flowers in August. Garlic chives are among the most versatile of all edible flowers, and can be used for flavoring in fresh salads or cooking. They have a clumping habit and spread by dropping their seeds. The seedlings appearing the following spring. They work well in perennial beds. All parts are edible and can be harvested throughout the growing season. Space individual plants @ 1' circles. Zones 4-8.
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